South Island rugby league team

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South Island rugby league team
Club information
Nickname(s) Scorpions
Colours Black, White
Current details
Runners-up 2011

The South Island rugby league team is a rugby league team that represents the South Island of New Zealand. They are nicknamed the Scorpions.[1] The side previously represented the Southern Zone in the Albert Baskerville Trophy. However, they now only compete in the under 15 and under 17 National Competitions.[2] Historically, teams representing the South Island played annual fixtures against the North Island and also played touring international sides.[3]

The South Island team in 2010

Touring Teams[edit]

The South Island last played an international side when they played France in 2001, losing 24-18. The team included Robert Henare and Aaron Whittaker.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Southern
  2. ^ Canterbury Bulls team to make a comeback The Press, 10 April 2013
  3. ^ The Russians Are Coming Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine., 4 July 2003
  4. ^ Teams named for French opener AAP Sports News, 1 June 2001
  5. ^ French show grit but not enough grunt The Press, 4 June 2001
  6. ^ French open with nailbiter Sunday Star-Times, 3 June 2001

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